The Problem With Jon Stewart
The Problem With Jon Stewart

The Problem With Jon Stewart

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The issues we tackle on The Problem With Jon Stewart are Too Big for TV™—so they spill over into the brilliantly titled The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast. Jon is joined by the staff and expert guests for nuanced discussions, updates on action items, and airing of grievances from writers over jokes that didn’t make the show.

The Problem With Jon Stewart is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions.


Recent Episodes

The Problem Isn’t Biden or Trump. It’s How America Keeps Secrets.
JAN 25, 2023
The Problem Isn’t Biden or Trump. It’s How America Keeps Secrets.
The media is chasing the classified documents fiasco like it’s spy vs. spy, Trump vs. Biden. But on this week’s episode, we’re breaking down the absurdity of a national security system that makes it so darn easy to hoard classified documents. We’re joined by Matthew Connelly, professor of history at Columbia and author of The Declassification Engine: What History Reveals About America’s Top Secrets. He gives us the inside scoop on how unwieldy our system for keeping state secrets has become, who it’s really designed to protect, and how we might revamp it so that it can actually, you know, keep a secret. Plus, writers Jay Jurden and Robby Slowik run through the documents the FBI found at Pence’s house—and why they’re going to make Mother very angry.  Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+. CREDITS
Hosted by: Jon Stewart  Featuring, in order of appearance: Robby Slowik, Jay Jurden, Matthew Connelly  Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos  Sound Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull Clearances Producer: Daniella Philipson Senior Talent Producer: Brittany Mehmedovic Talent Manager: Marjorie McCurry Talent Coordinator: Lukas Thimm Senior Research Producer: Susan Helvenston  Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.  https://apple.co/-JonStewart
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65 MIN
The Far Right Is Going Global: Anne Applebaum on the Decline of Democracy
JAN 18, 2023
The Far Right Is Going Global: Anne Applebaum on the Decline of Democracy
Brazil’s insurrection is just the latest in a series of attacks on democracy around the world. So we’re talking to Anne Applebaum, a staff writer at The Atlantic and author of the book Twilight of Democracy, about why autocracy is making a comeback and how to stop it. We dive into democracy’s roots as an unstable form of government, the role of global elites on both sides, and why fascism is really just a money-laundering scheme. Plus, writers Henrik Blix and Maria Randazzo weigh in on George Santos’ litany of stupid lies and why you can always tell a future dictator by the absurdity of his facial hair.  Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+. CREDITS
 Hosted by: Jon Stewart  Featuring, in order of appearance: Maria Randazzo, Henrik Blix, Anne Applebaum  Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos  Sound Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull Clearances Producer: Daniella Philipson Senior Talent Producer: Brittany Mehmedovic Talent Manager: Marjorie McCurry Talent Coordinator: Lukas Thimm Senior Research Producer: Susan Helvenston  Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast produced by Busboy Productions https://apple.co/-JonStewart
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71 MIN
A Nuanced Conversation About COVID Vaccines (Yes, Really!)
JAN 11, 2023
A Nuanced Conversation About COVID Vaccines (Yes, Really!)
It’s 2023 and we’re coming in hot with a conversation about COVID vaccines! We’re joined by Dr. Gregory A. Poland (director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group), Dr. Saad Omer (director of the Yale Institute for Global Health), and Zeynep Tufekci (professor at Columbia University), who bring something that’s often lacking from these conversations: nuance. We talk through why many non-crazy people are hesitant to get vaccinated, how our public health institutions have failed to communicate effectively with the masses, and why it should be perfectly okay to ask questions about the risks and benefits of any vaccine. Plus, writers Tocarra Mallard and Kasaun Wilson bring us up to speed on the latest Harry and Meghan drama.  Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+. CREDITS
Hosted by: Jon Stewart  Featuring, in order of appearance: Kasaun Wilson, Tocarra Mallard, Gregory A. Poland, Saad Omer, Zeynep Tufekci  Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos  Sound Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull Clearances Producer: Daniella Philipson Senior Talent Producer: Brittany Mehmedovic Talent Manager: Marjorie McCurry Talent Coordinator: Lukas Thimm Senior Research Producer: Susan Helvenston  Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.  https://apple.co/-JonStewart
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77 MIN
Mark Cuban, Maria Ressa & Julia Ioffe Join Our 2022 WrapUpFestPalooza
DEC 19, 2022
Mark Cuban, Maria Ressa & Julia Ioffe Join Our 2022 WrapUpFestPalooza
The year is almost over and we’re going out with a bang! Entrepreneur Mark Cuban is here. Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa is here. Whip-smart journalist Julia Ioffe is here. Come on, you can’t beat that lineup. Join us as we break down some of 2022’s biggest moments: Elon’s Twitter tumult, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the coming AI apocalypse, and, of course, the collapse of crypto and Sam Bankman-Fried. Come for the copious amount of Yiddish, stay for a look back at the year that was, the year that wasn’t—and the year that, God willing, will never be.  Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+. CREDITS
Hosted by: Jon Stewart  Featuring, in order of appearance: Mark Cuban, Maria Ressa, Julia Ioffe  Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos, Daniella Philipson  Editor: Zach Silberberg Sound Engineer: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic Senior Elements Producer: Kenneth Hull Clearances Producer: Daniella Philipson Senior Talent Producer: Brittany Mehmedovic  Talent Manager: Marjorie McCurry Talent Coordinator: Lukas ThimmSenior Research Producer: Susan Helvenston Lead Research Producer: Andy Crystal  Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr. The Problem With Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.  https://apple.co/-JonStewart
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63 MIN
Our Education System Is Broken. We Asked the Secretary of Education How to Fix It.
DEC 14, 2022
Our Education System Is Broken. We Asked the Secretary of Education How to Fix It.
This week we’re joined by Miguel Cardona, the U.S. Secretary of Education. We cover why schools aren’t evolving fast enough to keep up with current challenges, how the shifting roles of schools and teachers are leaving many educators without the resources they need, and remaking the system so that it’s more about students and less about test scores and resume-building. Plus, staff writer Kasaun Wilson reveals that he lost a bet when Jon actually showed up at our holiday party, and Deniz Çam from our research team discusses the horrible legal limbo documented Dreamers are caught in — and how we can help.  Season 2 is now streaming on Apple TV+. Afghan Allies Episode:  https://tv.apple.com/us/episode/allies-friends-without-benefits/umc.cmc.4541pmqldpl7b0vio4e2rncj1 CREDITS Hosted by: Jon Stewart  Featuring, in order of appearance: Kasaun Wilson, Deniz Çam, Miguel Cardona  Executive Produced by Jon Stewart, Brinda Adhikari, James Dixon, Chris McShane, and Richard Plepler. Lead Producer: Sophie Erickson Producers: Zach Goldbaum, Caity Gray Assoc. Producer: Andrea Betanzos  Sound Engineer & Editor: Miguel Carrascal Senior Digital Producer: Freddie Morgan Digital Producer: Cassie Murdoch Digital Coordinator: Norma Hernandez Supervising Producer: Lorrie Baranek Head Writer: Kris Acimovic  Elements: Kenneth Hull, Daniella PhilipsonTalent: Brittany Mehmedovic, Marjorie McCurry, Lukas Thimm  Research: Susan Helvenston, Andy Crystal Theme Music by: Gary Clark Jr.  The Problem with Jon Stewart podcast is an Apple TV+ podcast, produced by Busboy Productions.  https://apple.co/-JonStewart
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52 MIN